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Current History (2024) 123 (851): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2024
.... Roosevelt. Our fears differ now. Some people are afraid of Muslim refugees, some of Islamophobes, some of liberal elites, some of Trumpists. Maybe we cannot be democrats, because we all feel fear to such an extent that generosity to others, which is a precondition of democracy, has become impossible for us...
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Current History (2024) 123 (850): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Matthew M. Taylor The rule of law in Brazil suffered mightily during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. His pugnacious public-security rhetoric, antagonism to environmental and indigenous issues, and connivance with corruption contributed to deepening long-standing problems of Brazilian democracy...
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Current History (2024) 123 (849): 40.
Published: 01 January 2024
...John Dewey Excerpts from a Current History essay published in 1933. © 2024 by The Regents of the University of California 2024 education progressivism psychology democracy The progressive education movement is the outgrowth of the realization by educators of the fact that our highly...
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Current History (2023) 122 (848): 335–341.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., and discontent with a ruling party in power for more than two decades seemed to fuel the rise of a united opposition. But the return to democracy did not happen, and this cannot be credited solely to an unlevel electoral playing field. Turkey offers a case study in electoral autocracy, with incumbent tactics...
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Current History (2023) 122 (845): 224–229.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., and restoring a sense of bureaucratic stability and normalcy. lclaudio@berkeley.edu © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 Philippines Marcos Duterte illiberalism democracy dictatorship Bongbong’s victory was a symbolic blow to the victims of his father’s regime...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 75–77.
Published: 01 February 2023
... with other challenges facing Lula, left the country at an uncertain juncture. Brazil democracy elections Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Jair Bolsonaro ratencio@tulane.edu nandanalon@yahoo.com.br © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 Last October, soccer icon...
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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 211–217.
Published: 01 September 2022
... sympathetic to Putin’s irredentist attempt to restore his nation’s former glory—Xi has been engaged in a parallel project. But Taiwanese easily identified features they share with Ukrainians: above all, being part of an existentially threatened small democracy on the doorstep of a saber-rattling authoritarian...
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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 177–183.
Published: 01 May 2022
... it. With spaces for peaceful civic participation and action shrinking, the glimmer of hope for democracy, security, and well-being in Mozambique is fading. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Following a commanding victory, Guebuza launched an anticorruption campaign. The initiative...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 189–195.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to opposition parties’ increasing electoral success. In the first few multiparty elections, the most headline-grabbing opposition party had been the Civic United Front (CUF). Tanzania John Magufuli authoritarianism democracy Julius Nyerere Tanzania’s reputation as a partly democratic country...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2021
... about the culture of social media, the weakening of old forms of solidarity, and the rise of a new generation of activists steeped in new rules and technologies of civic engagement. #EndSARS marks the possible ascent of an inorganic civil society with profound implications for Nigerian democracy...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... These efforts largely succeeded in driving both institutions out of Hungary. In addition to its undercurrents of personal antagonism, nationalism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia, Orbán’s anti-Soros campaign was a jab at liberal democracy as a form of government. The principle Soros placed at the root...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2021
... social movements gender Indigenous peoples democracy There is still more drama to come. Chile will hold elections for convention delegates as the coronavirus pandemic continues and probably before any vaccine becomes widely available. The country next will face the daunting tasks of getting...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
... described Morales supporters as “savages.” © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Bolivia Evo Morales COVID-19 pandemic elections democracy Bolivia had a tumultuous year starting in November 2019, when President Evo Morales was ousted in what most observers saw...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 64–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., and openly defies the legislature and the judiciary, putting democracy at risk. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 El Salvador social media security corruption transparency democracy Nayib Bukele won a surprising victory in the February 2019 presidential election...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
Published: 20 August 2020
... a common approach in one area: nearly all have used the pandemic to crack down on political freedoms and civil liberties. © 2020 by the The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic democracy authoritarianism Southeast Asia Since the early 2000s, democracy has...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ebenezer Obadare [T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society's reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Ebenezer Obadare Nigeria...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 137–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Lanka China India civil war reconciliation transitional justice Tamils Buddhists Muslims Mahinda Rajapaksa democracy constitution debt trap 137 Sri Lanka s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island s political scene. Sri...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 90–95.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and geopolitically from greater stability and secu- rity. The EU can credibly argue that its enlargement process has been the most successful democracy- promotion policy ever implemented by an inter- national actor. It has certainly been the EU s most powerful foreign policy tool. In some cases, EU leverage...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Erik Jones European democracy has always been playing catch-up with popular aspirations for democratic representation. 83 Everyone can see that European politics is changing. In January, the British Parliament delivered a stinging defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May s plan to take the United...